Hello World! I'm a disabled & blind man with an iPhone 6S+ for 70+ days. Prior to my vision-loss, I was a Computer Scientist & Electronics Engineer for 35 years. My hands & fingers suffer from arthritis.
I'm working my iPhone 6S+ with VoiceOver linked to my LogicTech Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard. It uses iOS 12.3.1 and will not receive iOS 13, per reports from WWDC 2019.
My biggest FAIL is not being able to copy text for pasting into another app. Instructions dictate that I must use the pinch-out gesture to make the selection with VoiceOver. Well, with arthritis and callouses, pinching gestures has become a failure for me! I then tried memorizing the text, source code, and then do App Switching to type what I just heard what VoiceOver told me, resulting in another failure.
Since Apple touts their Accessibility features, I guess they have not had a blind old man with arthritis fingers work their iPhones, yet! I already disabled the useless 3D button feature long before it was announced Apple has discontinued it! Even Siri does not the intelligence to copy a block of text! As an Accessibility Advocate, if someone gave me an iOS 13 device with VoiceOver already activated, I will identify all the accessibility issues, that the younger generation would never notice!
Yup, I'm 49 years old with 35 years of Computer Science experiences! It's understandable why the 20-somethings & 30-somethings aren't interested in my accessibility issues with technology, but I'm not yet a museum artifact!
Thanks for reading my latest post on the AppleVis website! Have a Great Day!